Captivated from page one, I couldn't stop reading until I had journeyed all the way through to the last page. The Girl with the Louding Voice holds heartbreak, desperation, corruption, injustice, but also resilience, hope, grit, courage, empathy, and love for herself and others. Abi Daré has masterfully crafted 14-year-old Adunni's story and given her a voice that will be heard. Set in present day Nigeria, it is hard to fathom that child marriage and polygamy are still happening and through Adunni's story, we see the worst and the best of humanity, in spite of terrible circumstances. For those who loved Where the Crawdads Sing, you will find a new friend to rally around in Adunni, find yourself grateful for the helpers, wonder at the mystery, and cry tears over the triumph. —Jenny
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